News & Events
News from the Graduate Program
D'Weston Haywood is joining the Department of History and Geography at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Celeste McNamara has accepted a position as visiting assistant professor of History at the College of William and Mary.
Juri Bottura won a four-month research fellowship from the Réseau Français d’Etudes Brésiliennes.
Jamie Holeman has been accepted to Northwestern's Paris Program in Critical Theory.
Azeta Kola received a Gladys Delmas Krieble Foundation Grant for research in the Venetian State Archives.
Michael Martoccio won a pre-doctoral fellowship at Ohio State's Center for Historical Research.
Julia Miglets received a Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship from the Medieval Studies Program at NU.
Keith Rathbone was selected for a year-long fellowship at Sciences Po in Paris through NU's exchange program.
Johnna Sturgeon received a Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship from the Medieval Studies Program at NU.
James Zarsadiaz was awarded an Ethnic Minority Dissertation Fellowship at the University of San Francisco.
Howard Pashman, the History Department's first joint JD/Ph.D. student, has won a Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law.
Terri Keeley has accepted a position at Georgetown University as Visiting Assistant Professor of U.S. International History/History of U.S. Foreign Relations with the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foriegn Service and the History Department.
Payson Croy has won a Fulbright fellowship to conduct research in the Czech Republic next year.
Marcos Abreu, who will study precolonial African history, has won an M.A. thesis prize from the Palmares Foundation, an organ of the Brazilian government that promotes the study of Afro-Brazilian culture.
Timothy Noddings, who will study U.S. religion and will be a Gender/Sexuality Studies cluster fellow, has won a three-year doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Pamela Khanakwa (PhD 2011) has been named an ACLS African Humanities Fellow for 2013-2014. The competition draws applicants from all over Africa, and the fellowship is an enormous honor for Pamela, who is currently a Research Affiliate at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Kampala, Uganda.
The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee Project, edited by Amanda Seligman (PhD 1999), just won a $250,000 grant from the NEH. Amanda is associate professor of History and Urban Studies at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. When completed, the encyclopedia will be published online by UW-M and in print by Northern Illinois University Press. You'll find the project's Facebook page here.
Ashley Johnson has won a Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Grant from The Henry Ford Research Center and the Mark C. Stevens Fellowship from the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.
Jesse Nasta has been selected as a participant in the 2013 J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jason Johnson (Ph.D. 2011) is joining the history faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, as a tenure-track assistant professor.
Sam Kling has published an article, "Wide Boulevards, Narrow Visions: Burnham’s Street System and the Chicago Plan Commission, 1909–1930," in the Journal of Planning History.
Anne Koenig has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of South Florida.
Teri Chettiar has accepted a two-year Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence.
James Coltrain (Ph.D. 2011) has accepted a position at University of Nebraska as assistant professor of History and a faculty fellow in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.
Wen-Qing Ngoei has won the W. Stull Holt Dissertation Fellowship from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). This fellowship will help fund Wen-Qing's research on U.S-Southeast Asia relations after World War II.
James Zarsadiaz, a fifth-year graduate student, has published an article in The Atlantic Cities, a web-based offshoot of The Atlantic magazine that focuses on urbanism and globalization. You can read it here.
Andrew Warne (Ph.D. 2012) has accepted a position as Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Research at Loyola University's Center for Experiential Learning.
Crystal Sanders (Ph.D. 2011), currently an assistant professor of History at Penn State University, has won two major dissertation prizes: the C. Vann Woodward Prize, given for best dissertation in southern U.S. history by the Southern Historical Association and the Claude Eggersten Prize, given by the History of Education Society for the best dissertation in that field.
Sam Kling has won the Richard Scharchburg Award for the best graduate student paper submitted to the Society of Automotive Historians. Sam's winning paper was titled, "Boulevards and Broken Dreams: Burnham's Plan, The Automobile, and Changing Ideas of Chicago's Streets, 1909-1929."
Darcy Hughes Heuring (Ph.D. 2011) has been appointed the Earl S. Johnson Instructor in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. This is a full-time one-year position, renewable for two further years, and Darcy will be teaching Master's level courses and advising students on their MA thesis projects.
Marlous van Waijenburg has had a paper, "Structural Impediments to African Growth? New Evidence from Real Wages in British Africa," accepted by The Journal of Economic History. The paper is co-authored with Ewout Frankema, Utrecht University, and will probably appear in December 2012.
Alex Gourse has published an article, "Such Power Spells Tyranny: Business Opposition to Administrative Governance and the Transformation of Fair Employment Policy in Illinois, 1945-1964," in The Right and Labor in America: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination (Penn Press, 2012).
The History Department congratulates our 2012 departmental prize winners:
Will Cavert, Harold Perkin Prize for Best Dissertation, for "Producing Pollution: Coal, Smoke and Society in London, 1550-1750"
Blake Smith, George Romani Prize for Best First-Year Paper, for "Diplomacy and its Forms of Knowledge: Anquetil-Duperron, the Balance of Power, and India in the French Global Imaginary, 1778-1803"
Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, T. W. Heyck Prize for Graduate Research in British or Irish History, for "British Non-elite Culture in India: Sexuality and Race in the Cantonment, 1858-1914"
D'Weston Haywood and Rebecca Marchiel, Lacey Baldwin Smith Prize for Seminar Teaching Excellence
Adam Plaiss and Marlous van Waijenburg, Lacey Baldwin Smith Prize for Excellence as a Teaching Assistant
We salute of all our of recent Ph.D. graduates, listed here with the titles of their dissertations:
Kathryn Burns-Howard, “Agents of Their Own Souls: The Family, Insanity and Individual Conscience in the Nineteenth-Century United States."
Tristan Cabello, "Race, Homosexuality, and the Making of Bronzeville, 1935-65."
Emily J. Callaci, “Ujamaa Urbanism: History, Urban Culture and the Politics of Authenticity in Socialist Dar es Salaam, 1967-80.”
Genevieve R. Carlton, "Worldly Consumers: The Demand for Maps in Renaissance Italy."
William Cavert, “Producing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Society in London, 1550-1750.”
David Davidson, “Republic of Risk: Canals and Commercial Infrastructure Planning in the United States, 1783-1808.”
Bettina Hessler, “Transatlantic Religion and Nation Formation in America: The Moravian Church, 1735-1818.”
Pamela Khanakwa, "'A Nation without Men?' Struggles in the Practice of Male Circumcision among the Gisu in 20th-Century Uganda.”
Frances Kneupper, “German Identity and Spiritual Reform at the End of Time: Eschatological Prophecy in Late Medieval Germany.”
Richard N. Lutjens, “Jews in Hiding in Nazi Berlin, 1941-1945."
Mathew Miller, “'Death Car’ Reckoning: Responses to the Automobile Slaughter in Chicago, 1920-1938.
Courtney Kneupper (Ph.D. 2012) has won a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Erlangen International Consortium for Research in the Humanities for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Richard Lutjens Jr. (Ph.D. 2012) has been hired as a visiting assistant professor of German history at Loyola University Maryland.
Juri Bottura has received a Bourse Doctorale from Sciences Po, Paris, France.
Azeta Kola has received a Fulbright to pursue research in Albania.
Crystal Sanders (Ph.D. 2011) has accepted a tenure-line position at Penn State University.
Katy Burns-Howard (Ph.D. 2011) has landed a visiting assistant professorship in the History Department at Miami University of Ohio.
Terri Keeley has won a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, as has former History student Robert Harkins (M.A. 2007).
Andrew Warne has been designated a Weinberg College Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award for 2011-12.
Strother Roberts (Ph.D. 2011) has won an ACLS New Faculty Fellowship.
James Coltrain (Ph.D. 2011) has accepted a position as a faculty fellow at the University of Nebraska's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.
Erin-Marie Legacey (Ph.D. 2011) has accepted a tenure-track position at Texas Tech University.
Nate Mathews has won a Fulbright Fellowship to pursue research in Oman.
D'Weston Haywood has accepted the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship in the History Department at Marquette University.
Peter Thilly has won an SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship and a Fulbright US Student Award to conduct research in China.
Stefanie Bator has accepted job teaching history at Lake Forest (IL) Academy.
Emily Callaci (Ph.D. 2012) has accepted a tenure-track position in African history at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Melissa Hamilton-Vise has won a Presidential Fellowship, the top honor Northwestern gives to graduate students.
Howard Pashman, a student in the joint J.D./Ph.D. program, has won an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship.